Shirley Miller, 77, of Medford, passed away on Wednesday June, 5, 2019 at home, under the care of Hope Hospice.

Shirley was born on April 30, 1942 to Norman and Eleanor Holtz in Medford. She attended Mathey grade school and graduated from Medford High in 1960.

She married William Miller in 1962, then moved to Merrill for a short time, where she was employed at Pine Crest Nursing Home. They then moved to Beloit, where she was employed at Caravilla Nursing Home and at Admiral Corp in Harvard, IL. She also did child care for friends. In the early 70’s they moved to Pocatello, ID. They moved back due to family illness after almost four years and settled in the Washburn, Ashland area for 27 years. She did child care for friends and also worked at Americ Inn for 8 and a half years. They retired and moved back to Medford in June 2004.

She enjoyed golf, bowling, camping, fishing, riding bike, and rode snowmobiles for years and also enjoyed the outdoors.

Shirley is survived by 3 brothers, Gerald (Marlene) Holtz of Rib Lake, Larry Holtz of Medford, and Jim (Diane) Holtz of Trumbauersville; 2 sisters, Carol Zahnen and Bev (Mike) Peterson of Medford.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill on July 25, 2008, her parents, sisters-in-law, Madeline Holtz and Judy Holtz

Cremation rites have been accorded and per Shirley’s request no services will be held.

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at

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